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Ghaziabad fake encounter: Bullet fired from Belur's revolver still remains a mystery

Ghaziabad, Feb. 23 -- Even as the CBI court sentenced the four policemen, the bullet fired from the revolver of then circle officer and assistant superintendent of police, Jyoti S Belur, still remains a mystery. The CBI investigation revealed that shots were fired from revolver number 161-24871 of .38 bore, which was issued to Belur. Belur was not named in the chargesheet but the Ghaziabad court had summoned her under section 319 of the Criminal ... Read More


Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu and more: Bollywood heroines turn to action

India, Feb. 23 -- The buzz around Kangana Ranaut's Rangoon, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, is growing louder as the film readies for a release on February 24. While her role as an action heroine in the Vishal Bhardwaj film is generating a lot of interest, this is not the first time female actors have taken up roles that require them to perform action sequences. Remember Rekha in Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) or Hema Malini in Andha ... Read More


EFCC presents video evidence of $1 million cash recovered from ex- Nigeria defence chief

Nigeria, Feb. 23 -- A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang on Wednesday admitted in evidence the search warrant used by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in conducting a search on a house located at No. 6, Ogun Rivers Street, Maitama, Abuja belonging to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh. during which $1million cash was recovered in his wardrobe.

Mr. Badeh is standing trial ... Read More


Priyanka Chopra is a red hot villain in new Baywatch poster. Check it out

India, Feb. 23 -- Priyanka Chopra shared a fresh look at her Hollywood debut Baywatch on social media late Wednesday. The global star, who is all set for her first Hollywood film, shared a scintillating poster from Baywatch saying, "Being bad can be so good. Coming soon.. #VictoriaLeeds #Baywatch #may26th." Being bad can be so good.. presenting #VictoriaLeeds #Baywatch #may26 A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Feb 22, 2017 at 1... Read More


David Warner, Matt Renshaw give Australia solid start vs India in Pune Test

India, Feb. 23 -- Solid batting by David Warner (38) and Matt Renshaw (36*) helped Australia reach 84/1 in 33 overs at lunch on Day One, here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday. At the session break, both captain Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh were batting on one run each. (LIVE?BLOG) After Steven Smith won a crucial toss and chose to bat, Australia had to survive a few nervy moments with skipper Virat Kohli introducing Ravic... Read More


Woman dies of Lassa Fever in Cross River

Nigeria, Feb. 23 -- A 22-year old woman, Itodo Christabel, was on Wednesday confirmed dead from Lassa fever in Calabar, capital of Cross River State.

The deceased, who had taken ill in Benue State, reportedly requested an unnamed hospital where she was being treated to refer her to Eburutu Barracks clinic in Calabar to meet her husband who works with the military.

From Eburutu clinic, she was taken to the Navy Hospital, Calabar, where she was m... Read More


New research indicates regular fresh pear consumption may improve blood pressure in middle-aged men and women with metabolic syndrome

New Delhi, Feb. 23 -- An abstract of an ongoing study, "Fresh pear (Pyruscommunis) consumption may improve blood pressure in middle-aged men and women with metabolic syndrome," presented at Experimental Biology in San Diego indicates regular fresh pear consumption may improve blood pressure and vascular function in middle-aged men and women with metabolic syndrome (MetS.) MetS, a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors highly associated with... Read More


After launching small finance bank, Esaf Microfinance & Investment will have 20% of its portfolio for MSMEs

Mumbai, Feb. 23 -- Esaf Microfinance and Investments Pvt. Ltd, which is planning to do a soft launch for its small finance bank operations, will have 20% of its portfolio for micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) borrowers.

Esaf Microfinance and Investments Pvt. Ltd is planning a soft launch for its small finance bank operations on 11 March in Kerala. It will run a pilot in five branches.

Esaf received a go ahead from Reserve Bank of India ... Read More


After JNU, 'azadi' slogans raised at DU's Ramjas College; case filed for rioting, assaulting cops

New Delhi, Feb. 23 -- Delhi Police has registered a case of rioting and assaulting police officers on duty against unknown persons in connection with the clashes between RSS-backed Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Left-affiliated AISA at DU's Ramjas College on Wednesday.

The genesis of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid, facing sedition charges, and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on 'Culture of Protests' which wa... Read More


Last hymn of the Rig Veda

India, Feb. 23 -- By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik - Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The Rig Veda has over a thousand hymns (sukta) that are arranged in ten chapters (mandala). The first and the tenth mandalas have precisely 191 hymns, indicating that the arrangement of hymns is not random, but deliberate. This organisation of hymns is attributed to Vyasa. Internal evidence in the Rig Veda suggests that originally there were many tribes and cla... Read More